Royal Geographical Society

 
 
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1 Kensington Gore, South Kensington, London SW7 2AR
 
 
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For the past two centuries this old-fashioned 'learned society' has sent explorers and adventurers all over the world. Famous names from Mungo Park to Captain Scott, David Livingstone to Ernest Shackleton, have all been members of the Royal Geographical Society. Established in 1830 to promote geographical science, what started as a dining club is now the largest and most active of the scholarly geographical societies with 15,000 members. Regular events and lectures are held at the society's headquarters, in a beautiful old building next to the Royal Albert Hall, hosted by well known experts in the field, taking a break from their explorations.

 

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Travel Photographer of the YearTravel Photographer of the YearTravel Photographer of the YearThe winning shots for the Travel Photographer of the Year 2014 competition go on display at the Royal Geographical Society this summer. Amateur and professional photographers from over 100 countries entered the competition and this exhibition will showcase a number of awe-inspiring shots, including the work of overall winner Philip Lee Harvey. The 2015-09-05T00:00:00+01002015-09-05T00:00:00+0100 Where:
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DATES  24th July to 5th September 2015
The winning shots for the Travel Photographer of the Year 2014 competition go on display at the Royal Geographical Society this summer. Amateur and professional photographers from over 100 countries entered the competition and this exhibition will showcase a number of awe-inspiring shots, including the work of overall winner Philip Lee Harvey. The ... More about this event
 
Spirit Of John MuirSpirit Of John Muir'Spirit of John Muir' with Chris Packham (Hosted by the John Muir Trust) Wednesday, 9 September 2015 7.00 pm Royal Geographical Society, 1 Kensington Gore, London SW7 2AR. Tickets: Eventbrite (Early Bird discount available until June 30).2015-09-09T19:00:00+01002015-09-09T00:00:00+0100 Where:
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Steppes TravelSteppes TravelJoin us at the Royal Geographical Society with African Parks Manager Rian Labuschagne to discuss the success story of elephant conservation in Zakouma National Park in Chad and the future for conservation.2015-09-14T19:00:00+01002015-09-14T00:00:00+0100 Where:
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European Outdoor Film TourEuropean Outdoor Film TourEuropean Outdoor Film TourThe European Outdoor Film Tour comes to the Royal Geographical Society, showing a hand-picked selection of seven adventure sports films. The film tour is shown to audiences in 14 countries across Europe from October till December and in London you can see it at the Royal Geographical Society in October and at the Rocket Complex for one night only i2015-10-31T00:00:00+00002015-10-31T00:00:00+0000 Where:
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event > Film Events > Film - Action & Adventure
DATES  Saturday 31st October 2015
The European Outdoor Film Tour comes to the Royal Geographical Society, showing a hand-picked selection of seven adventure sports films. The film tour is shown to audiences in 14 countries across Europe from October till December and in London you can see it at the Royal Geographical Society in October and at the Rocket Complex for one night only i... More about this event
 
 

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South Kensington Tube Station
 
10 minutes walk
 
Gloucester Road Tube Station
 
12 minutes walk
 
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Paddington Railway Station
 
21 minutes walk
 
 
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Union Car Parks
 
4 minutes walk
 
Knightsbridge Green NCP
 
10 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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    London > Attractions > Museums
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    Royal Geographical Society, 1 Kensington Gore, SW7 | Same location as Royal Geographical Society
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    London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 3rd, 4th and 5th September 2015 - 10.30am-5pm
    Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum, Cromwell Road, Bankside, London SW7 | 7 minutes from Royal Geographical Society
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    London > Entertainment > Classical Music
    Kensington Gore, South Kensington, London SW7 | 2 minutes from Royal Geographical Society
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    London > Entertainment > Classical Music
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    102a Brompton Road, Soho, London SW3 | 9 minutes from Royal Geographical Society
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    Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, South Kensington, London SW7 | 2 minutes from Royal Geographical Society
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    55 Prince's Gate, Exhibition Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 3 minutes from Royal Geographical Society
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    London > Restaurants > Modern European restaurants
    189 - 190 Queens Gate, Kensington, South Kensington, London SW7 | 4 minutes from Royal Geographical Society
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    London > Education > Evening Classes
    165 Queen's Gate, South Kensington, South Kensington, London SW7 | 7 minutes from Royal Geographical Society
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    London > Education > Evening Classes
    23 Kensington Square, Kensington, London W8 | 13 minutes from Royal Geographical Society
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    63-81 Pelham Street, South Kensington, London SW7 | 11 minutes from Royal Geographical Society
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    London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
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    1 Kensington Gore, South Kensington, London SW7 | Same location as Royal Geographical Society
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    London > Business > Venue Hire
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    Prom 68: Bach - Six Cello Suites
    Prom 68: Bach - Six Cello Suites
    Concerts | On 5th September 2015 

    Royal Albert Hall 2 minutes walk from Royal Geographical Society

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    The BBC Proms 2015
    The BBC Proms 2015
    Concerts | Until 12th September 2015 

    Royal Albert Hall 2 minutes walk from Royal Geographical Society

    Pete Tong joins Mozart and Beethoven for the Proms in 2015, showing how the classical music concert series caters for ...More

     
    Prom 67: John Wilson Orchestra
    Concerts | On 5th September 2015 

    Royal Albert Hall 2 minutes walk from Royal Geographical Society

    The orchestra performs America's multitalented conductor, pianist and composer Leonard Bernstein's biggest hits from Broadway musicals, including Candide, On The ...More

    Lynette Yiadom-Boakye: Verses After Dusk
    Exhibitions | Until 13th September 2015 

    Serpentine Gallery 4 minutes walk from Royal Geographical Society

    Figurative oil paintings focusing on fictional figures to create an atmosphere of ambiguity and suggestion....More

    SelgasCano: Serpentine Pavilion 2015
    Exhibitions | Until 18th October 2015 

    Serpentine Gallery 4 minutes walk from Royal Geographical Society

    Subversive Spanish architects Jose Selgas and Lucia Cano present their design for the 15th pavilion: a colourful cocoon of interlocking ...More

    Bertrand Lavier: Fountain
    Exhibitions | Until 4th October 2015 

    Serpentine Sackler Gallery 4 minutes walk from Royal Geographical Society

    An installation from the experimental sculptor who forms fine art from everyday items....More

    Bertrand Lavier: Fountain
    Exhibitions | Until 4th October 2015 

    Serpentine Gallery 4 minutes walk from Royal Geographical Society

    An opportunity to view the work of the sculptor within the grounds of the Serpentine Sackler Gallery which will remain ...More

    Duane Hanson
    Duane Hanson
    Exhibitions | Until 13th September 2015 

    Serpentine Sackler Gallery 4 minutes walk from Royal Geographical Society

    The Serpentine Gallery presents unnerving sculptures by Duane Hanson in his first survey show in London since 1997. Throughout his ...More

     
    Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2015: SelgasCano
    Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2015: SelgasCano
    Exhibitions | Until 18th October 2015 

    Serpentine Gallery 4 minutes walk from Royal Geographical Society

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